Re: Gibson acquires Mesa/Boogie
Our CEO once commented during a Q&A session that if a company is up for sale, it's a good indication that things aren't going well there.
I have to think that Mesa's market share has taken a big hit from Fractal and Kemper. It's basically a running joke that the main purpose of those units is to simulate Mesas.
I suspect there is a lot of truth in that - I'm assuming here, but I suspect that the "metal" market formerly dominated by Mesa is the one that was most willing to move to modelling. Mesa are left with what are, at least in Europe, extremely expensive amps catering for stage volume that is rarely required.